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[World Map, Bible]: A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah by Moxon, Joseph

Amsterdam: Visscher, Nicholas (Nicolaus), 1685. Very good, early color (perhaps some recent enhancement), few tiny worm holes, minor restoration at lower right (no image loss) and flattened center fold. Minmial browning margins. The date is approximate. ...

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$1,975.00


(Map of Holy Land- Canaan): Canaan by Speed (Speede), John

London: Christopher Browne (at the Globe near the West End of St. Pauls Church), 1695. Good, hand colored outlines, This is the Christopher Browne imprint (see Roderick M. Barron's description in his catalogue 33 as to the recent discovery of this im...

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$1,495.00


(Satirical political map of Franco-Prussian War): Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870 nach einem französischen Holzschnitte by Hadol (Paul)

Hamburg: Fuchs, 1914. Very good, on thin paper, with original color, folds as issued (now flattened with some archival tape repair at folds on verso). Mild foxing most evident n lower margin. These maps, often ephemeral in nature, are now all increasingly...

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$1,875.00


(Map / Chart Thames, Spanish Armada, Military History): Thamesis Descriptio Anno 1588. Roberto Adamo authore. Engraved from a copy drawn by Mr. Joseph Ames 8th April 1738 from the Original in Parchment by Pine, John (Adams, Robert)

London: J. Pine , 1740. Very good condition, highly decorative chart with elaborate upper cartouche with armorial, lion and griffin. There is a lower cartouche, in the midline, with an English scale. This seems to be early color, on heavy laid paper, with...

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$1,950.00


(Map / Chart- Ottoman, Turkish Empire): Estats De L'Empire Du Grand Seigneur Des Turcs, En Europe, En Asie, et En Afrique, Divise En Touts Ses Beglerbeglicz, Ou Gouvernments by Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert

Paris: H. Jaillot, 1695. VG, heavy paper, hand colored, decorative cartouche, inset of southern mediterranean / Algerian coast. A striking image, after Sanson and copied by several later cartographers. The above date is approximate, although clearly print...

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$1,200.00


(Old World hemispheric map with climatic zones): Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui, Cumzonis, Circulis, Et Situ Populorum Diverso by Valk, Gerard and Schenk, Petrus [Cellarius, Andreas]

Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708. Very good, minimal foxing, early color copperplate from this 1708 (original version published in 1660 by Jansson) Schenk/Valk issue of (Andreas Cellarius') "Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis Et Novus.&q...

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$2,675.00


(City / Town Plan - Toledo, Spain): Toletum by Braun, Georg and Hogenberg, Franz

Braun & Hogenberg, 1598. Near fine, early color, latin edition (applicable text verso). Very decorative town plan of Toledo, Spain from this edition of the famous city atlas. Cherubim, palace, temple all present as separate images. These plans are wel...

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$1,800.00


(World Map): Planiglobii terrestris mappa universalis utrumq hemisphærium orient. et occidentale repræsentans ex IV mappis generalibus (Mappe-monde qui represente les deux hemispheres savoir celui de l'orient et celui de l'occident ... by Homann Heirs (Johann Matthias Hase; G M Lowitz)

Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1746. Very good, heavy paper, early color, dual hemisphere world map. This is rather decorative, with the four additional smaller polar spheric projections on the map, and two diagrams relating to the position of the sun. Each of ...

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$2,950.00


(Atlas, Military Forts- 89 plans): Recueil Des Fortifications Forts et Ports De Mer De France lave Au Pinceau by Le Rouge, George Louis

Paris (Rue des Augustins): le Rouge , 1760. Contemporary marbled cloth boards, rebacked with banded leather spine and gilt-lettering. All 89 plates, including American ports (Quebec, Louisbourg, Nouvelle orleans, Fort Dauphin, Cayenne, Ville Marie), plus ...

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$1,200.00


(Map / Chart- Environs of Vienna, Austria): Plan de la Ville De Vienne en Austriche et Ses Environs by Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert

Paris: Jaillot, 1695. VG, with only flaw some dampstaining at lower margin with expert verso paper reinforcement, not affecting main image (would mat well). Centerfold as issued; hand-colored. A very uncommon and attractive plate, with a small walled city...

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$595.00


(Celestial chart, lunar orbits and eclipses): Theoria Lunae, Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et Epicyclum Demonstrans by Valk, Gerard and Schenk, Petrus [Cellarius, Andreas]

Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708. Very good, minimal foxing, early color (with more recent enhancement) copperplate from this 1708 (original version published in 1660 by Jansson) Schenk/Valk issue of (Andreas Cellarius') "Harmonia Macrocosmica Se...

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$2,675.00


(Arctic Cartography): A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories that lye near it, known to us &c by Moll, H (Herman)

London: Thomas and John Bowles, 1740. Very good, b&w as issued, with nice margins. The image measures 8 x 10.75 inches (20 x 27.5 cm). The date is approximate. A very nice image. For a discussion of Moll, see Reinhartz's "The Cartographer and...

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$275.00


(Map of Southwestern Africa): Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei by Linschoten, Jan (John) van Huygen

Amsterdam, 1596. A highly decorative map of the southwestern coast of Africa. Overall very good, with early color. Some restoration most evident central verso, few professional wormhole repairs with margins reinforced verso. The map was engraved by Floren...

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$4,575.00


(Map of Caspian Sea & Environs): Nova et Accuratissima Maris Caspii...petri Alexii Filii. Magni Russorum Emper by Seutter, GM

Augsburg: Seutter, 1740. VG+, copperplate engraving with original hand coloring (color similar to Homann, with whom Seutter apprenticed before going out on his own in about 1707). There is minimal right marginal soling, but the image and color are excepti...

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$550.00


(Map of colonial northeastern Canada): Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada...Terre-Neuve...Nouvelle Ecosse Acadie...T. Conrad Lotter Graveur et Geogr by Lotter, Conrad (Seutter, Albrecht Carl)

Augusburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter and Albrecht Karl Seutter, 1756. Very good copperplate engraving with a right marginal tear not affecting image, repaired verso with archival tape. Some restoration to left margin (not affecting main image), and entire map ...

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$1,895.00


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